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Posted In: COVID-19

7 Things You Need to Know About Massachusetts Municipality Act Gov. Baker Signed Today

The Governor signed into law today Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, which includes multiple provisions aimed at reducing burdens on municipalities and state agencies caused by the ongoing…

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Posted In: COVID-19

What The CARES Act Means for Airports, Airlines, and Other Airport Tenants

On March 29, 2019, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R. 748 (the “CARES Act”) providing an unprecedented $2 trillion in aid to individuals, businesses and…

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Posted In: COVID-19

What Municipal Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Please click here to download a copy of the client alert. Update: U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families…

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Posted In: COVID-19

The Open Meeting Law, Untested Local Emergency Powers, and the Response to COVID-19

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak demands navigating uncharted territory, not least of which for Massachusetts local governments.  Cities and towns are making crucial public health decisions with complex effects like…

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Posted In: Marijuana

Municipalities Can Choose Cannabis Winners – Superior Court Confirms Local Authority over Cannabis Licensing

A Superior Court judge confirmed that municipalities are not obligated to enter into Host Community Agreements (“HCA”) with recreational cannabis retailers.  A prospective recreational cannabis retailer sued the City of…

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